Henry B. Horack, age 85 of Waubun, MN, died at Essentia Health Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes, MN, on February 19, 2013.
Henry was born July 26, 1927 at home east of Waubun, the son of Frank and Katherine (Stech) Horack. His school years were spent attending the Horack Country School. As a young man, Henry entered the United States Army and served during WWII. Following an honorable discharge, he went to California with this brother to cut huge timbers in the mountains. Henry then moved back to the Waubun area and drove truck for August Vagts.
On October 8, 1949 Henry was united in marriage to Bernice Reller at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Waubun. Henry began managing the Waubun Liquor Store in 1951 and continued until his retirement in 1984. During his retirement years, he would help area farmers during the fall harvest and also spent a lot of time cutting wood. Bernice and Henry have made their home together in the Waubun area since they were married.
Much of Henry’s free time was spent in the outdoors or pulling pranks. To truly know Henry was to know his sense of humor and ability to get even the most unsuspecting person with one of his shenanigans. He also truly enjoyed fishing, hunting and telling stories.
Henry was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church and served on the church council. He also held memberships with the Knights of Columbus Mahnomen Council #2573 and Ogema VFW Post #9880.
Henry is survived by his wife of nearly 64 years, Bernice of Waubun; a son, Robert (Jean) also of Waubun; two granddaughters, Michelle (Ryan) Long of Orr, MN, and Marci Horack of Fargo, ND; two great-grandchildren, Joshua and Jackson Long; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death are his parents and 10 siblings.